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Poster: jolly mon Date: Jul 17, 2012 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hey mando

Hey mando, I'm sure you got your tix but here's a listing at lynchburg craiglist for tix floyd fest:
enjoy the show, will be at beach with family but hope to make it to festy at backbone brewry.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 17, 2012 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey mando

jolly -

I have only one thing on my Christmas list and that's my ticket to FloydFest. This will be my 7th time. I've bit the bullet and ponied up the money for VIP tickets for the past two years, but IMO that's the way to go. Early entry and on-site parking are pretty damn good perks, as are the private sound check parties, two meals a day and a bottomless beer cup, but the real attraction is all access and the opportunity to meet the artists up close and personal.

Not sure if you saw my post about last year, but I was sitting in the catering tent eating lunch when up walks Sam Cutler and asks if he could join us?!?!? A minute or two later Jorma and Jack came up and sat down at the table with us. In a situation like that, I'd always left it up to the artists to drive the conversation - or not. We had a nice 10 minute small talk conversation with Jorma and Jack. About 5 minutes into the meal they figured out that my buddy had absolutely no clue who they were and for some reason they thought that was hilarious. I suppose the stream of questions like "Is this your first time here?" or "Are you guys in a band?" gave it away that my buddy was a complete live music virgin and they appeared to be genuinely amused by his naivete.

Cutler didn't say much because he was wasted, but we had a nice conversation with Jorma and Jack.

I'll see you at Festy - I already got my 4 day pass. You better check the site soon, they are doing a price tier on tickets this year and the last couple of options get pretty expensive. Looking forward to the special brew that DBB will have on tap this time. Last year's "Dusters" 10 Point IPA was fabulous.